About the JJC Annuitants Association
The organization was chartered in June, 1995.
The Joliet Junior College Annuitants Association (JJCAA) is a chapter of the
State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA). The organization was founded
to promote and protect the individual and collective interests and welfare of the
JJC annuitants and their survivors by being politically proactive. Service
to Joliet Junior College and the district is also promoted. JJCAA provides
social events for its members and also promotes discussion and participation with
other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.
The organization started with 68 members in 1994. Membership now exceeds 280.
is open to all employees and retirees of JJC who are eligible for SURS benefits,
or are receiving SURS benefits. Surviving dependents who are eligible for
SURS benefits and employees who are on disability and receiving SURS benefits are
also eligible to join. Membership in JJCAA also includes membership in SUAA.
Jerry Lewis has served as President since 2005 and succeeds John Corradetti, the
founding President of the group.
Happy New Year! I sincerely hope 2015 is off to a positive beginning. I wish you
a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015. This will be a momentous year for SUAA
and JJCAA. We anxiously await the decision of the Illinois Supreme Court regarding
pension reform. I will address this further in this newsletter.
A slate of JJCAA officers and board members will be presented to the membership
for approval at the JJCAA Annual Meeting on July 16th at 8:30 a.m. in T-1000 on
the JJC main campus. The JJCAA Constitution and By-Laws will also be presented for
approval at the July 16th meeting. Please save that date. Everything concerning
pension reform is currently in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court. Therefore,
I have decided to give you a chronological review of all that has transpired regarding